Whodunnit, and why? All about criminal investigations and the forensic methods used to search for clues and collect evidence to get to the bottom of the crime.
TikTok Fam0us Twins' Dad Shot Dead in Front of Daughters
A man was shot dead in Mobile, AL, after an altercation with his twin daughters and their boyfriends. The father allegedly asked the twins to stop twerking on social media before the shooting, according to MTO. After the murder, the twins said the dispute was over a record deal and money. The man who shot James Walters also shot a 23-year-old woman. When one of the twins’ boyfriend’s retaliated, he kicked down the door and shot dead a 74-year-old man in a case of mistaken identity.
The Murder of Abraham Shakespeare
In 2006 Abraham Shakespeare won the Florida lottery, making him $30 million richer than the day before. Shakespeare’s life changed and people he had not heard from for years came out of the woodworks asking for money. Shakespeare obliged most who asked for money, feeling pressured to help friends and family to extend a helping hand. Strangers even begged Shakespeare for money. Shakespeare also bought himself a dream home for $1 million, a car, and a Rolex watch. He then decided his friend, Dorice “Dee Dee’” Moore would help him manage his finances. Soon after entrusting Dee Dee to help with his finances, Shakespeare disappeared.
How CCTV Footage Solved This Double Homicide
On July 9th, 2009, police units in Pensacola, Florida, received a hysterical call from April Spencer. ‘I live next door, and the daughter came over, and said the mother and father had been shot!’
The Berlin Reservoir killings
If you scan the news for the latest true crime stories, you will see many disturbing cases across America. Fortunately, many of them get solved by dedicated homicide detectives. Many of these killers get captured because they knew their victims. But there are many cases that have gone unsolved and will probably remain that way. Many of them occurred before DNA and modern science. And if law enforcement solves the homicide, the killers are often already deceased.
Case File 141: Not My Favourite Things
A lone figure is typing on a laptop on neat table, humming and rewording an old tune. "A frozen pond picture of the scene of the crime, a bull hood ornament pointing to who will end up doing time. All wrapped in brown paper, tied up with string…. These are not amongst my favourite things."
Julie grabbed her keys, threw her yellow scarf around her neck, picked up the lukewarm toast on sitting on the kitchen bench and bit into a corner. With the toast still hanging out of her mouth she slung her handbag on her shoulder, grabbed her travel mug full of coffee and headed out the door giving a wave to her little Maltese Yorkie who was already curling up in his bed, grateful that Mum was going to work and giving him a few hours to sleep.
The Double Event
On September 30, 1888, Jack the Ripper emerged once again from the shadows of London’s East End. He was preying on his favorite target – female prostitutes.
The Young and the Vulnerable
Introduction Are your children safe online? Online activity is becoming more and more dangerous worldwide for young generations today.
The Deed is Done. You Can Now Call Yourself a Killer
“These people will stop at nothing but to murder you in cold blood.” The earth shattering words rung through me like a gong. The sound of death strung along the words like melted sugar.
Savannah PD The not so finest...
When I moved to Georgia I would have told you how amazing they were, from their patrol to their detectives, even two years ago I would have told you that until today. These events occurred and no one in law enforcement will hold these officers to answer for their actions. I don't hate law enforcement, there just needs to be some answers and accountability for the actions of the bad one because they have an impact on someone's life. I am not suggesting a lynch mob but every system that should allow someone to have these actions looked into from an AUSA, to the Department of Justice, to Internal Affairs and their own police chief and the district attorney refuse to even respond to an email. So Vocal is the only way I have to hold them accountable. Even Facebook has suspended my account just for posting links to these stories.
The wheels of justice can turn painfully slow
Before advances in genetic testing, if someone committed a brutal homicide, either he would avoid capture or an innocent person would end up in prison. When genetic testing came out, it freed many innocent people. Whenever I scan the latest news for true crime stories, I always look for updates on cold cases. It still amazes me when I see a killer captured 30 or 40 years after committing a heinous crime.
The Kyra Daniels Cases: Death by Chocolate
“Strangulation is likely,” forensic analyst Anderson says aloud as he photographs the body of Katherine Wilson. The twenty-four-year-old ballet dancer had been found dead on her linoleum apartment floor, bruise marks around her neck. The chain lock had been torn from the wall: that indicated force entry. What few items had been in the room prior to the break-in were now damaged, perhaps from a struggle. Still, it looks so neat and tidy. The smell of bleach is heavy in the air. The forensics team is busy taking pictures and bagging a small rope that may have been the murder weapon, while my rookie partner, Detective Jeffrey Hayes, speaks with the roommate.